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Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation Soars, Flipping Crystals, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity</b>, like this golden macaw, is another important reason to save the carbon storing Amazonian rainforest. <i>Source cuyabenolodge.com</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><b>OO Deforestation In The</b> …

The GOP platform would make America warmer and smoggier

Extract and burn more coal. Open public space and the seas to oil exploration. Turn federal lands and environmental regulation over to the states and convert the federal Environmental Protection Agency into "an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with …

Hawking: Earth Is (Likely) Doomed, Humanity Needn't Be

Not content with informing us that God does not exist or that we could be wiped out by an alien invasion, the British physics superstar has now gone …

Plants are our lifeline – but we’re letting them die

There seem to have been no national ceremonies to mark the end of botany. A discipline that had flourished in our universities for centuries – the first Oxford professor of botany, Robert Morison, was awarded his chair in 1669 – slipped away quietly into oblivion in 2013, with the graduation of the …

Botany

Logging to begin in last remaining European primeval forest

"This forest is a Polish treasure but it is also the world's treasure, and we could lose it," said Katarzyna Kosciesza from ClientEarth, one of the …

Cleanup efforts under way to remove thousands of gallons of oil following Ventura spill

Cleanup efforts continued Friday after a leaky pipeline valve spilled almost 30,000 gallons of crude oil into a gorge in Ventura.<p>Up to 700 barrels of crude bled Thursday into Prince Barranca, a gorge that typically fills with water during storms. Officials could not provide a timetable for the …

Why Electing A President Who Believes In Climate Change And Wildlife Conservation Is More Important Than Ever

Image Credit: Huffington Post Images<p>The signs of climate change are there, we just need to pay attention. Weather patterns are shifting, 100-year floods are now a common occurrence, while drought and loss of water-sheds are as well.<p>Climate change is happening.<p>More Americans than ever believe that …

Wildlife Dying En Masse as South American River Runs Dry

The Pilcomayo River in Paraguay is littered with dead caiman and fish carcasses as the government scrambles to find a solution.<p>Vultures rest in the tree’s upper branches, their black bodies in stark contrast to the blanched wood beneath their feet. Below them, caimans and capybaras crawl in sucking …

Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red.<p>Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 …

Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?

I’ve often wondered how the media would respond when eco-apocalypse struck. I pictured the news programmes producing brief, sensational reports, while failing to explain why it was happening or how it might be stopped. Then they would ask their financial correspondents how the disaster affected …

Forestry

The sad truth about climate change: The Antarctic Peninsula has cooled, but warming will win

<b>A boy walks near water spraying from an open fire hydrant in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 5, as temperatures soared toward 100 degrees.</b><p>Large fluctuations driven by the ozone hole and natural variability are halting long-term warming for now<p>Andrea Thompson<p>July 22, 2016 8:58am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally</i> …

Machine Learning Could Dramatically Reduce Google's Carbon Footprint — NOVA Next | PBS

Having defeated Atari’s pixelated space monsters, Google’s artificial intelligence team, DeepMind, has moved on to a bigger target: fighting climate …

Tree ring warning: Forests may not be able to save us - Futurity

More than 2 million tree-ring records warn that slow growth could change forests from climate assets to carbon producers. "It's like a thermostat …

Forests

Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red.<p>Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to …

Exactly What's Wrong With Cliff Mass' Approach to Global Warming, Rare Fin Whale Sighting in Puget Sound

<b>One Small Part of Antarctica Stayed Cool While the Rest Warmed:</b> Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of climate change denialism is the willful idiocy …

Perovskite Solar Cell: Key To A Brighter Solar Future?

<b>The use of solar energy is expanding worldwide but the efficiency of silicon solar cells has made very little progress in the last few decades. Could perovskite solar cell be the answer to high-efficiency solar power?</b><p>Conventional solar cells today are made of silicon with power conversion …

Cheap catalyst coaxes hydrogen from the lawn - Futurity

Sunlight and a cheap catalyst can unlock significant amounts of hydrogen from grass. "This really is a green source of energy," says Michael Bowker.

Op-ed: Climate Change Is the Most Urgent Existential Risk

<i>Climate change and biodiversity loss may pose the most immediate and important threat to human survival given their indirect effects on other risk</i> …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Clean Energy

We're lucky climate change didn't happen sooner - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

There is some consolation in how the fossil fuel-induced climatic changes we increasingly experience through droughts and storm surges are playing …

New gas pipelines would make U.S. miss climate target: report | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will miss its emission-reduction targets under the Paris climate agreement if 19 pending natural gas pipelines are built across eastern states, a report published on Friday by environmental groups said.<p>A service truck drives past an oil well in North Dakota, …

Global Economy Becoming Less Energy Intense

The amount of coal, oil, gas and renewable energy used by the global economy is falling quickly, a clear sign that economic growth is having less of …

Your air conditioner is making the heat wave worse

The heat wave that barbecued the Midwest this past week is pressure-cooking the East Coast this weekend. With temperatures and humidity indexes hitting triple digits, city dwellers have no choice but to keep thermostat settings low and energy consumption high. But we need air conditioning because …

Climate Change

Four Cool Technologies That Clear the Air

The future of carbon capture<p>Humans have built vast systems to dredge carbon out of the earth and hurl it into the sky — cars, planes, ships, factories and power plants all across the globe. As carbon pollution cooks the planet, scientists are looking for ways to scrub the heat-trapping gas from the …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in plastic is alarming, say scientists – for it confirms that human activities are now having a pernicious impact on our …

Pollution